October 2011 Archives
TEMPLES in Brent welcomed a special guest to mark Diwali yesterday.
London Mayor Boris Johnson attended celebrations at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, the first traditional Hindu temple to open in Europe, and Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir in Wembley, during the Hindu New Year celebrations.
A WILLESDEN school welcomed a Brent MP as guest of honour to its presentation day.
Sarah Teather, Brent Central Liberal Democrat MP saw students at Newman Catholic College in Harlesden Road, presented with awards for their achievements.
A CHART-TOPPING singer and DJ visited a Wembley superstore yesterday to launch a charity campaign.
Former model Sophie Ellis Bextor, who sang on hit dance single Groovejet, met shoppers at Ikea for the Soft Toy Campaign, which is raising money for children's charity UNICEF and Save the Children.
TEMPLES in Brent are to welcome a special guest this afternoon to mark Diwali.
London Mayor Boris Johnson is to attend celebrations at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, the first traditional Hindu temple to open in Europe, and Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir in Wembley, at the start of the Hindu New Year.
MAKING a difference could be at the top of Brent residents' to do lists after the council has encouraged people to join a clear-up event.
The authority is inviting householders to brighten up Brent River Park in Wembley on Saturday for Make a Difference Day - a national volunteering initiative spearheaded by the Community Service Volunteers charity.
POLICE have released the name of a 71-year-old woman who was killed after being hit by a motorbike in Kilburn.
Maria Talas, of Mostyn Gardens in Queens Park, was taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington suffering from a serious head injury after the incident on October 17.
THE SIGNATURES of thousands of people distraught over the closure of six Brent libraries are to be delivered to Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt tomorrow.
12,000 names, and hundreds of letters from Brent residents are being handed over at 10am on Thursday (October 27), demanding that Mr Hunt intervenes to reverse the closure of 50 per cent of the borough's libraries.
CHILDREN from disadvantaged backgrounds are to benefit from grants totalling more than £2million, which a Brent MP was instrumental in securing.
The sum of £2,316,000 has been secured for the borough by Brent Liberal Democrat MP and Children and Families Minister Sarah Teather.
A BRENT campaigner claims a legal drug is destroying lives in Wembley and is stepping up his campaign to see it banned in the UK.
Abukar Awale, 41, a community engagement officer at Copland School, is juggling his working life with a crusade to ban khat, a plant grown and consumed in parts of north east Africa and the Middle East.
POLICE have renewed a witnesses appeal surrounding a robbery which happened in Gladstone Park earlier this year.
Officers were called to the railway footbridge leading to Park Side on Tuesday September 13 at 9.30pm.